Variation of Merryn or Mirren, Cornish or Irish, meaning unknown

Merrin Origin and Meaning

The name Merrin is a girl's name of Irish, Cornish origin.
Is Merrin a real name or a melodic invention? Singer Bo Bice brought this merry name to the public's attention when he chose it for his daughter, but most reliable baby name sources don't list it. But there is a Cornish saint's name Merryn, thought to be a variation of the Irish names for girls Mirin and Mirren, and so we're going to call Merrin another twist on that ancient group of names.

Or you might think of Merrin as a spin on the more modern Merry and Marin. Or one of the modernized Irish baby names that's traveled internationally.

Whatever its derivation, Merrin is both usual and accessible, an excellent combination, if a bit synthetic-feeling.

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Famous People Named Merrin

  • Merrin DungeyAmerican actress
  • Merrin Elizabeth Joy Bice (b. 2012)daughter of American singer Bo Bice

Merrin in Pop Culture

  • Merrin Williamscharacter in "Horns" by Joe Hill
  • Merrin Graymain character of the One Universe series by LeighAnn Kopans
  • Merrincharacter in the Star Wars video game “Jedi: Fallen Order”